Sicilian Garlic Sauce

Sicilian Garlic Sauce

Linda 39

"This versatile, no-cook sauce is for garlic lovers! Serve it over hot spaghetti, fried eggplant slices, barbequed meats, or even as a dip for toast! The amount of garlic can be varied according to taste, we like it strong! Pine nuts may be substituted for almonds."


15 m servings 129 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 129 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 11.5 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.4g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 371 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Finely grind the almonds using a food processor. Add the garlic cloves, basil, parsley, salt, and pepper; process until the garlic and basil has been minced. Pour in the olive oil and diced tomatoes, and process again until the sauce has been mixed and the tomatoes are in small pieces.
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  1. 24 Ratings


This recipe is great, as written. I served it over hot thin spaghetti. I used 10 ounces of spaghetti to feed the family and used only about 1/3 of the sauce. It coated the spaghetti nicely. ...

YUM! FAST! EASY! I served the tossed pasta over a bed of sautéed veggies. Nice to have something new and garlicky for pasta. Thanks, Linda. Update: I used this for a pasta salad and it was grea...

OK I have mixed feelings on this. I agree with previous poster that this sauce benefits from being cooked. I tried it both as written with grilled chicken and hot tossed through spaghetti. The g...

This sauce is a long time family favourite from my Sicilian heritage. It can be very mild or very strong, depends on how much garlic you use. Spoon the pureed sauce over fried eggplant slices, t...

I can't believe more people haven't tried this. It's like a hidden secret. It has become a regular in my family. My husband (who's an avid health, nutrition, and fitness advocate and an Itali...

I doubled this recipe, and then put it over 16 ounces of pasta. I too felt I wouldn't like it cold, so it simmered on the stovetop until the rest of dinner was ready. It smelled great, so I had ...

I didn't like this at all. It would be better if it simmers to let flavors blend better

Awesome! Was looking for a quick olive oil and garlic sauce to make in a hurry and this was even better! Didn't have whole almonds, so I used just under 3/4 of almond meal. Also, the recipe didn...

Excellent as is. The only thing I did differently is use half the salt the recipe called for. I served it over hot spaghetti and it was perfect!